One-skillet meal: paprika rubbed chicken with wilted kale

A simple and healthy chicken dinner made in only 30 minutes that cuts down on the washing up.

The Kitchen Paper
A simple one-skillet dinner that combines kale, bell pepper, and paprika-rubbed chicken breasts.

Today I’m bringing you this super easy, short-ingredient list, get ‘er done quickly kale red pepper chicken recipe. Plus garlic and white wine and onions and all things recommended for a super tasty chicken dish. Remember the paprika chicken recipe? Think of this as that 2.0 – more veg, less paprika (but still some… shh), less butter, but all the greatest hits.

Last Friday was the last day of my internship. At this point, despite loving my internship, I’m really excited to take a week off. I haven’t really had one since December, and I’m ready to give myself permission to really RELAX. I lounged in bed most of the day Saturday (catching up on TV), and Marc and I are going to head out into the woods for most of this week and really unplug. If I’m MIA for a bit, that’s why. I’ll be back!

Then: who knows! Time to job hunt.

As for this chicken dish: It’s really pretty simple! Start some chicken cooking, prep your veggies, add some wine and garlic, add the veg, and then you’re pretty much done! EASY. Tasty. Colorful!

Kale Bell Pepper Chicken with White Wine and Garlic
Serves: 3-4

3 chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup white wine [editor's note: can substitute cooking wine]
2 red bell peppers, sliced into long strips
3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 white or yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
4 cups torn kale

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Generously rub each side of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika. When the pan is hot, add the chicken, turn the heat down to medium and do not move at all for at least 5 to 7 minutes.

2. After 5 to 7 minutes, flip the chicken over and add the red pepper flakes and white wine. Cook another 5 minutes before adding the bell peppers, garlic, and onion. Stir gently around the chicken as the vegetables cook. After about 7 more minutes, when the chicken is nearly done, add the kale and gently cook it for 2 minutes, or until wilted.

3. Season the vegetables with a bit more salt and pepper, and serve warm along with a grain of your choice.

Related post on The Kitchen Paper: Paprika chicken

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